1994 PCA Candidates Matches

CYCLE 1 and only: 8-Man Knockout
When Gary Kasparov and Nigel Short walked out of FIDE with the world title in 1993, they formed the PCA, or Professional Chess Association, to administer the title. They formed a system similar to the one that FIDE had used from 1965 to 1983. An Interzonal was held in Groningen, in which 8 qualifiers played in a 3 round series of knockout matches, with the winner challenging Kasparov for the World Title in 1996.

The PCA folded after this inaugural cycle, leading Kasparov to take the World Title elsewhere, after successfully defending it against the Candidates Winner, Anand.

(Black background indicates black in the first game)

            1234567
Anand       111  5
Romanishin  000  2
    
            12345678 90 12 34
Adams       110010   1  7
Tiviakov    001101   0  6
    
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Kamsky      111  4
Kramnik     000  1
    
            12345678 90 12
Short       01  1  6
Gulko       10  0  5
    
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Anand   1111  5
Adams   0000  1
    
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Kamsky  111011  5
Short   000100  1
    
        12345678901
Anand   0111  6
Kamsky  1000  4
    


THE PLAYERS

# Player Country Status
1 Viswanathan Anand Indiawitzerland Qualified from Interzonal
2 Gata Kamsky USA Qualified from Interzonal
3 Michael Adams United Kingdom Qualified from Interzonal
4 Nigel Short United Kingdom Qualified from Interzonal
5 Tiviakov Qualified from Interzonal
6 Boris Gulko USA Qualified from Interzonal
7 Oleg Romanishin Russia Qualified from Interzonal
8 Vladimir Kramnik Russia Qualified from Interzonal


THE QUARTERFINALS (Best of 8)

1994 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Anand 1 1 1 5
Romanishin 0 0 0 2

1994 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Adams 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 7
Tiviakov 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6

1994 1 2 3 4 5 6
Kamsky 1 1 1 4
Kramnik 0 0 0 1

1994 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Short 0 1
1
6
Gulko 1 0 0 5


THE SEMI-FINALS (Best of 10)

1994 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Anand 1 1 1 1 5
Adams 0 0 0 0 1

1994 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Kamsky 1 1 1 0 1 1 5
Short 0 0 0 1 0 0 1


THE FINALS (Best of 12)

1994 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Anand 0 1 1 1 6
Kamsky 1 0 0 0 4


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